In Progress. More to come as we can. ----------------------------------------
Does music weigh anything any more?
From those early massive recording devices and wax cylinders through shellac, vinyl, cd, mp3, it seems to be getting lighter and lighter. Does Nick Drake's "Pink Moon' on vinyl mean the same as it does as a folder of mp3s on my iPod? Does infinite digital reproduction undermine art? Is illegal downloading bad? I have absolutely no idea but I am glad we got into this whilst the physical artefact was still the thing - just about.
I had a meeting last year with a musician who consults on social media (it wasn't my idea). I should have know something wasn't right when he told me he played five string fretless bass but I kept at it for as long as I could. As I was leaving he gave me a Usb stick with 16 hours of his music on it. 16 hours! Oh Lord, it made my heart sink: but it was only the thought of it that was heavy: it barely weighed a thing.
Here is our stuff - or it will be when it's all uploaded. We like digital too - but just not as the only thing. So, with one or two exceptions, there is always a physical version - and often a beautiful physical version - available from Antique Beat. Several things are now deleted or sold-out limited editions.
We will post compilation tracks and remixes where they are significantly different than the originals plus remixes of us by others and various miscellaneous things, soundtrack excerpts and so on. And some work in progress.